Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    Goodfella, Tommy DeSimone

    Thomas Anthony DeSimone was born on May 24, 1950. He was an Italian- American mobster that worked as an associate of the Lucchese crime...

    Jewish-American

    Gambino

    Carlo Gambino – A Low Profile Rise to Power Part 2...

    Vincent Mangano had a 20 year reign as the Mangano crime family boss. Until that point in history no other crime boss controlled a...

    Lucchese

    Carime Tramunti – Financier of The French Connection

    Carmine “Mr. Gribbs” Tramunti was born on October 1, 1910 in Manhattan, New York. He lived most of his early years in a tenement...

    Genovese

    Genovese Family – One of the “Five Families”

    The Genovese crime family is one of the “Five Families” of New York and one of the most powerful organized crime families in the...

    Bonanno

    Alphonse “Sonny Red” Indelicato – Murdered by the Napolitano Crew

    Alphonse “Sonny Red” Indelicato was born in New York City on February 25, 1931. His family name came from Siculiana, Agrigento, Sicily, however he...

    Chicago Outfit

    Giacomo “Big Jim” Colosimo – Boss of the Chicago Outfit and...

    Giacomo "Big Jim" Colosimo was an Italian immigrant Mafioso who got his start as a pickpocket and went on to build the Chicago Outfit,...

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    James Jimmy the Gent Burke

    Jimmy Burke – A Goodfella with a Mean Streak

    James “Jimmy the Gent” Burke was one of the most notorious Irish-American gangsters of all time, a violent, ruthless criminal responsible for countless murders...

    Giovanni “Papa Johnny” Torrio – Chicago Outfit Boss in the 1920’s

    Giovanni "Papa Johnny" Torrio ran Chicago's Mafia in the 1920s, building it from a prostitution racket into an illegal liquor empire. His feud with...
    Ralph Capone

    Ralph Capone – Big Brother to Al “Scarface” Capone

    Ralph Capone Sr. was born on January 12, 1894 in Angri, Italy. He was one of nine siblings born to Gabriel and Teresa Capone,...
    Benjamin Lefty Ruggiero

    Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero – A True Account of Al Pacino’s “Lefty” in Donnie Brasco

    Benjamin “Lefty” Ruggiero also known as “Lefty Guns, and “Lefty two Guns” was born in the Fourth Ward neighborhood of Little Italy, Manhattan on...

    Trafficante

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      Santo Trafficante Sr

      The Trafficante Family

      When you think of Florida and organized crime, it is difficult to avoid conjuring up images of Tony Montana in Scarface, or the heyday...

      DeCavalcante

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        Simone DeCavalcante

        Sam the Plumber DeCavalcante – New Jersey Godfather

        Simone DeCavalcante The New Jersey Mafia is a shadow of what it once was. It fell victim to its own hubris, and to new law...
        DeCavalcante family

        DeCavalcante Family

        The popular Sopranos television series may helped make New Jersey’s connections to the Mafia and organized crime a popular discussion topic at dinner tables...

        Bruno

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          Philadelphia Crime Boss Angelo Bruno

          Philadelphia Mob Boss Angelo Bruno

          Mafia Kingpin Angelo Bruno died a particularly violent death in Philadelphia, an act that sparked a violent mob war that raged on throughout the...
          Angelo Bruno

          The Bruno Crime Family of Philadelphia

              From Angelo Bruno to Little Nicky Scarfo Throughout the 20th Century, the Mafia was well entrenched in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love....

          Irish-American

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            White Bulger Feature

            Whitey Bulger

            Whitey Bulger’s brutal murder at the hands of fellow prisoners proved a very important point that applies to most gangsters sooner or later: no...

            Detroit Partnership

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              Jimmy Hoffa Feature

              Jimmy Hoffa – Life and Disappearance at the Hands of the Mob?

              Jimmy Hoffa disappeared under dubious circumstances in 1975, and we have been searching for him ever since. It seems like every few years some...
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